With all 43 42 entries now confirmed, we’ve been listening to the Eurovision 2017 entries and have discovered more of those “Wait, what?!” moments. Misheard lyrics are one of the joys of Eurovision, whether they’re caused by the singer not enunciating well enough or by the listener not really paying attention. We’ve put together a list of some of the best moments from 2017.

If you’re the kind of person who always hears the correct lyrics when they listen to all the Eurovision songs, every time, hey, good for you! But it’s not so easy for the rest of us. Sometimes we hear things.

1. Estonia: Koite Toome & Laura – “Verona”

What we heard: “Sleeping all alone, you wake up with a butt in your hands”
Correct lyric: “Sleeping all alone, you wake up with a bottle in your hands”

And when that happens, your first thought is, “Wait, if I’m really all alone, then whose butt am I grabbing?” Tbh, this has happened to more than a few of us after a night out at Euroclub. But more often than not, it turned out it was just a hotel cushion that had slipped down the bed. Sometime, though, it’s real butt. The firm, pert lyric can be heard at 0:06.

2. Malta: Claudia Faniello – “Breathlessly”

What we heard: “Knowing there’s a bacon seal within your heart”
Correct lyric: “Knowing there’s a vacancy within your heart”

This is much is true: bacon is delicious and seals are the coolest marine mammals. And combine the two — a seal made out of bacon — and you have the best meme ever. And who wouldn’t want to keep that in their heart, a reminder of the nicest things in life? The adventure starts at 1:21.

3. Moldova: SunStroke Project – “Hey Mamma”

What we heard: “Mama, mama don’t be so down, all the t*ts going round and round”
Correct lyric: “Mama, mama don’t be so down, all it keeps going round and round”

Oh, you now how it is. You’ve taken your mum to a burlesque club for a birthday surprise. You ask her how she’s enjoying it and she says, “Frankly, I was expecting more jiggling.” So you say, “Mama, mama don’t be so down, all the t*ts going round and round”, and draw her attention to the voluptuous dancers who are all shaking their thang. Best birthday ever! The motherly advice is at 0:32.

4. Lithuania: Fusedmarc – “Rain of Revolution”

What we heard: “Looking for the reason, hamster on the road”
Correct lyric: “Looking for the reasons I’m still on the road”

It can happen to all of us. We have a cute pet rodent. One day he’s happily playing in his cage, the next he’s escaped and has tragically been squashed by the neighbour’s SUV. It’s times like this that great soul searching can take place – just why did that hamster end up on the road? Was he trying to escape? The journey begins at 1:47.

5. Australia: Isaiah – “Don’t Come Easy”

What we heard: “No, I don’t, don’t wanna mess with your hair”
Correct lyric: “No, I don’t, don’t wanna mess with your head”

As a man of good hair, Isaiah knows it’s important to respect someone’s hair. If they’ve put a lot of effort into styling it, maybe they’re even wearing a weave, then you don’t wanna be messing with it. Sure, it might seem cute, but that fun rustle can soon turn into an emergency visit to the bathroom to get things back in place. Isaiah’s kind declaration begins at 0:30.

6. Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On”

What we heard: “Pants down to the floor, my love”
Correct lyric: “Hands down to the floor, my love”

Look, we can’t help it. It’s a flirty song, Robin sings “I wanna take off all my clothes”, so why wouldn’t a line involving pulling one’s pants down to the floor be part of it? Tbh, the real lyric makes a lot less sense, unless “hands down to the floor” is some kind of specialist yoga move. In which case we might be interested. The instruction beings at 0:59.

7. Iceland: Svala – “Paper”

What we heard: “I fish for you”
Correct lyric: “I reach for you”

There’s something of an urban legend that says that the “Paper” music video was filmed in an abandoned fish factory. It wasn’t, ok. It was a coffee factory. But yet there in the lyrics, it appears Svala is singing “I fish for you”. Maybe the fish factory exists in a parallel universe and communicates to us via the lyrics. Yes, that’s it. The message can be heard at 0:27.

8. Armenia: Artsvik – “Fly With Me”

What we heard: “Over t*ts, over heels”
Correct lyric: “Over deeps, over hills”

Well, there’s the concept of falling head over heels, so obviously “t*ts over heels” is a variation of that. It’s for those times when you’re glammed up for a night on the town, looking hot, feeling fire emoji, but then along comes a rogue cobblestone and you end up falling down over t*ts, over heels. The disastrous night out begins at 1:24.

9. Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze – “Keep the Faith”

What we heard: “Don’t let nobody turn you down, even if the world is round”
Correct lyric: “Don’t let nobody turn you down, even if the world is rough”

There are some people who claim that the earth is round. There are others – the truthers – who know that the world is actually flat. Tako “Tamara” Gachechiladze is hedging her bets. She’s just saying that it’s important to stick to what you believe in, even if the world turns out to be round. Which is isn’t, but just keep that in mind. Her sage advice begins at 1:04.

10. Azerbaijan: Dihaj – “Skeletons”

What we heard: “I’m a skeletons”
Correct lyric: “Have my skeletons”

Normally you’d hear a lyric like “I’m a skeletons” and you’d think it had to be misheard. But then the song drops real lyrics like “Amazed by thorn jeans” and “Fuss and fight won’t get you tons”. They make about as much sense as “I’m a skeletons”. But no, the actual lyric is the sensibly poetic “Have my skeletons”. But who’s to say that “I’m a skeletons” can’t play on in our hearts? The glory starts at 1:12.

What lyrics have you misheard? Share your favourites below!

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Rafael Vivas
Rafael Vivas
3 years ago

I thought Isaiah said “But can we be much more beyond this sh-t”

mala*
mala*
3 years ago

It bothers me so much that you always write Tako ”Tamara” Gachechiladze,as if Tamara is the nickname. No, her FIRST NAME is TAMARA,and her NICKNAME is TAKO.

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

I have no idea was “Thorn Jeans” are, but I misheard that lyric as “Amazed by Foreign Genes”, maybe as some bizarre allusion to this years slogan. Makes about as much sense as Thorn Jeans really.

pantstheterrible
pantstheterrible
3 years ago

Armenia: There is a soft chanting towards the start and all I hear is “battle…battle tits…battle”. I have no idea what the real words could even be. Can anybody tell me? Or does Artsvik just have a tit fixation?

Bella
Bella
3 years ago

I have no idea what the real words are but I heard “bye hoe…bye hoe tits” pretty much the same thing and I’ve been dying to know what is actually being said! Maybe it’s something that isn’t even English.

Ricardo
Ricardo
3 years ago

Verona: “….like two silly boys in the sea! ”

And Georgia..surely it’s “even if the world is Wrong”? That’s what i assumed it to be and it would make more sense than round/rough!

Mar
Mar
3 years ago

I’ll give you 1, 3, 9 and 10, but the rest I think are very clearly and correctly enunciated. The Requiem chorus when Alma says “I won’t go below silver skies” sounds an awful lot like “I won’t go pillow sister skies” mostly because she doesn’t stress the words in the right places. The Moldovan lyrics are so grammaticaly and semanticaly incorrect that you could mishear whatever you want and I’d still make as much sense as the actual lyrics. Am I the only who thinks “Hands down to the floor, my love” is a lot dirtier than “Pants down… Read more »

HubertZnajomski
3 years ago

Whaaaaat? I just found out, that Dihaj isn’t singing “I’m a skeletons” :O, thank you wiwi

Bella
Bella
3 years ago

Hahaha…I heard “have my skeletons” also! 😀
Then somewhere else within the song I also heard “take his cheekbones, spit them out” 😀

Bella
Bella
3 years ago
Reply to  Bella

*misheard

Zolipop
Zolipop
3 years ago

Well, I keep getting lyrics wrong all the time, but only 2 of these (9 & 10) was something I heard too… But in addition, there aren’t many lines in Skeletons what I got right.

Yasi
Yasi
3 years ago

Germany: “I’m almost a sinner, nearly insane. Farting with every breath I take”
Spain: “Do it for Jowst”

Orange
3 years ago

I though Dihaj’s song said “Hide my skeletons”????

Gobio
Gobio
3 years ago

You missed another good one from Austrqlia: ” But can we much more beyond this sh**”

caroline a
caroline a
3 years ago

I am so glad I wasn’t the only one mishearding Azerbaijan. Besides the “I am a skeleton” part, I also thought she said ” I am not spontaneous” not “have my lungs, my millions” ????????

Aria
Aria
3 years ago

I think she sings round only…..that taco lady. As in even if everything might come back to where it started……. fallacy of a sphere . I still can’t hear rough.

ESCFan
ESCFan
3 years ago

I misheard Georgia and Azerbaijan haha.

Albania
It don’t make sense, what’s happening, Is*s don’t understand
It don’t make sense, what’s happening, I just don’t understand

Error 404
Error 404
3 years ago

France:

What I heard – “Before the lighter, is the light” (Could fit, as the added English lyrics are pretty nonsense…)

Correct lyric – “Before the night erases the light” (Metric issue? Never mind, just squeeze it in!)

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  Error 404

I absolutely hear the same!! And still can’t hear the real on!!

Ariso Light
Ariso Light
3 years ago

For Moldova I heard “all the kids going round and round”

ANA
ANA
3 years ago
Reply to  Ariso Light

Me too

Yasi
Yasi
3 years ago
Reply to  Ariso Light

Me too 😀

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

That was a shock! I was also convinced that Tamara was singing “even if the world is round” and it makes sense! If you didn’t tell me, I would be sure THAT was the lyric. Also, I was sure you would include “Skeletons” because there’s some debate the last few weeks about the famous lyric “Have my skeletons”. Personally, the first time I heard it, I thought it was “I’m a skeletons” but then I thought it doesn’t make sence. It’s not grammatically correct. And then I ended up to “have my skeletons”. It’s more logical. I have to point… Read more »

Hovifan
Hovifan
3 years ago
Reply to  AngieP

the same with me about Georgia

Thinkaplus
Thinkaplus
3 years ago

Germany: “I’ve been walking asleep dreaming away finding a blackbird I don’t pray.” I thought Levina was into Norma John

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 years ago

Albania: I heard, “what’s the final form?”
Real lyric “what’s the fight all for?”

Lindita has the sexiest super saiyen

JAK
JAK
3 years ago

GEORGIA SUPER SONG AND VOICE

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Albania:
“We’re so alike, yet different.
At a loss for words; Sun-ray!” 🙂

liam
liam
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

YES! I sing that all the time 😀

Bravo
Bravo
3 years ago

Really funny post. LOL.
And that is why it is better to sing in your own language… hehehe

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
3 years ago

I didn’t mishear Malta, Lithuania, or Georgia because I’m not listening to them.

I will, however, keep singing “I’m a skeletons” 🙂

SebastienPablo
SebastienPablo
3 years ago

So what does fuss and fight won’t get you tons mean?

CHUPACABRA
CHUPACABRA
3 years ago

Breadlessly , I am trying to die.

Nicolas
Nicolas
3 years ago

Sometimes for Georgia I hear “key buffet” instead of “kee the faith”. And sometimes in Spainit sounds like he’s saying “do eat foil lava”

AberSam
AberSam
3 years ago

I think we could do an entire post on misheard lyrics in the Azeri song and all the different versions. I for example hear ‘hide my skeletons’.

Mitch
Mitch
3 years ago

Austria – Running on Air
“You see, I can’t stand them Takos”
I was like, wow Nathan, what do you have against Tako Gacechiladze or Taco lol

AndersP
AndersP
3 years ago

Also, Robyn, you’re like the older sister who tells her syblings that Santa isn’t real, “pants down to the floor” was by far my favourite lyric of 2017 and you’ve gone and spoiled it all now.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

I have misheard a lot of these, especially 1, 7, 9 and 10. 😀

AndersP
AndersP
3 years ago

When I first listened to Hovig’s Gravity, I heard, “let me be your hard-on and company”.

AndersP
AndersP
3 years ago
Reply to  AndersP

I’m still in a state of shock! ????

Sam
Sam
3 years ago

Can we get a clarification from Dihaj herself about what the hell ‘thorn jeans’ are supposed to be

Colin
Colin
3 years ago
Reply to  Sam

Seams like a lot of people have problem with this lyric. I think that ”thorn jeans” are supposed to be just that – thorn jeans – a clothing item often associated with someone rebellious and different. (Which of course doesn’t mean it is, but it’s used as a symbol). Dihaj sings about a ”bad boy” who she’s fascinated with, so why is it so strange that she finds herself ”amazed by thorn jeans”?

azaad
azaad
3 years ago
Reply to  Colin

maybe it’s torn jeans- as in ripped jeans?

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  azaad

That’s what I think

Jinhyung
Jinhyung
3 years ago
Reply to  Sam

Maybe she meant ‘TORN JEANS’? Like jeans with lacerated parts lol

mad-professor
mad-professor
3 years ago

“I’ve been walking asleep, dreaming awake/Finding a bed that I don’t break”

Elainovision
Elainovision
3 years ago

Every time Martina Bárta gets to the chorus of ‘My Turn’, she sings “Baby eats you” and I’m getting quite scared of that cannibalistic infant by now.

Bring Back Denise Now
Bring Back Denise Now
3 years ago

Why do you keep thinking about t*tties. Is there something you haven’t told us hun?

Ranting Ruby
Ranting Ruby
3 years ago

Do it for your lover, do it for your lover – crap your pants and do it for your lover!

Llobera4Ever
Llobera4Ever
3 years ago

JOWST – “I don’t care about falling, I’m gonna crap the moment!”

Slavko – “Be my pony” (guess makes more sense with the rest of the lyrics than the poor Bonnie and Clyde reference xD)

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago
Reply to  Llobera4Ever

For the first 2 listen I thought it was ‘feel my b*ner.’
It fits in with the song! He can put his ‘suit’ on…

Llobera 4 Ever
Llobera 4 Ever
3 years ago
Reply to  Daniel

I actually thought that “sudon” was a dirty Montenegrinian word.

SebastienPablo
SebastienPablo
3 years ago
Reply to  Llobera4Ever

Actually I really thought it was “be my pony”. and I was like “hmm naughty Slavko”

Jerome
Jerome
3 years ago

I always look forward to these. They’re hilarious. Even if sometimes it means I can never hear the song the same way again. ????

Bernhardina
Bernhardina
3 years ago

This is hilarious 😀

Rydell
Rydell
3 years ago

I think we all heard butt in Verona.
I can also clearly hear her sing “We are lost, like two silly boats in the sea”. I mean, once I heard it, I couldn’t unhear it. Now I even sing it as silly. 😛

Bring Back Denise Now
Bring Back Denise Now
3 years ago
Reply to  Rydell

I did also hear silly boats

Colin
Colin
3 years ago
Reply to  Rydell

”I think we all heard butt in Verona.” – The thing is, shortening verses is a common practice in written poetry. It is used to make the verse flow more easily or to make a better rhyme. Many famous poets commonly used it, Shakespeare included. This song is inspired by Shakespeare and perhaps they wanted to make a nod. However, I am surprised that the same person (Sven Lohmus) is both a lyricist and a composer, since this seams like a mismatch between length of a lyric and a length of a tune. He must have known that shortening of… Read more »

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

I misheard Georgia this way too. 🙂 Sounds like she’s questioning the scientific facts.

Also, what about France? In the chorus, I swear I hear: “I will go pillow super-skyes”. Her English is quite messy. Actually, not a bad accent, but off tempo of speech.

Gariv Voge
Gariv Voge
3 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Yes I am shore I can hear that too!:)

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago
Reply to  Colin

True! I have the same problem too with France! What “pillow” has to do with the lyrics?
The actual lyric is “I won’t go below silver skies”.
So we hear “pillow” instead of “below”.

Colin
Colin
3 years ago
Reply to  AngieP

Maybe it has to do with the fact that she pronounces it like ‘bílow’ with accented ‘i’ instead of ‘o’, and letters ‘p’ and ‘b’ are a sonic couple (at least in Croatian), so it sounds way more like ‘pillow’ than ‘below’.

Mufasa
Mufasa
3 years ago

Malta : i hear breadlessly 😉

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago
Reply to  Mufasa

I’ve heard ‘Bruslussly’, albeit I was forced to hear it like that 😀 (props to @Shawn__B)

Mufasa
Mufasa
3 years ago
Reply to  Mufasa

Breadlessly, I’ll be eating you endlessly ????